May 26, 2022

Combination of file photos show Rafiath Rashid Mithila (left) and Shabnam Faria UNB

A customer of the controversial online marketplace sued them

Actors Shabnam Faria and Rafiath Rashid Mithila have secured anticipatory bails on fraud and embezzlement charges brought by customer of controversial online marketplace Evaly.

On Monday, the High Court granted them bail after hearing their petitions, which were filed the previous day.

One Saad Sam Rahman started the case with Dhaka’s Dhanmondi police station on December 4 accusing them of embezzling Tk3.18 lakh against them along with another actor Tahsan Khan.

The embattled e-commerce platform’s managing director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who served as the chairman of Evaly, have been also named in the case. 

The plaintiff claimed that he had ordered products worth hundreds of thousands of taka from Evaly, which were never delivered to him. Charges of aiding and abetting fraud have been brought against actors in the case.

Tahsan and Mithila were brand ambassadors of Evaly while Shabnam Faria served as the head of public relations.

“Evaly founder Rassel and chairman Shamima have been formally arrested in the case. We have opened an investigation. Legal actions will be taken against the others if their involvement is found,” said Sub-Inspector Rajib, the investigating officer, told the media on Thursday.

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested Rassel and Shamima in September this year in connection with a…

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